Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas week... done.

The tree is shedding needles all over the deck. The living room is vacuumed. The presents are (mostly) put away. The dining room that transformed into a wrapping station is now again a (rarely used) dining room. The blowup outdoor Santa is deflated and back in storage. Twinkle lights are no longer twinkling.

Woo freaking hoo.

Sorry Christmas-lovers, but I am glad to be done. This week, for me, to put it bluntly, sucked. The stomach flu that I was hoping was a 24 hour thing turned into a whole-gd-week thing. I think I finally turned the corner today. The 16 hours of sleep I got yesterday must have helped.

It was great to see my family a bunch though. I am sure they loved being around my germy, pukey, sleeping during Christmas eve dinner self. (Trying not to be a negative jerk here...trying.) The girls had a great time and are loving their gifts.

Still, I haven't worked out since last Sunday. (Unless Wii tennis counts for a workout?? My gift for Mike was really a wonderful gift to myself, too.) But seriously. Last Sunday. I am starting to grow crazier and crazier by the minute. Mike being on the treadmill right now is not making things any more sane in my head either. So jealous.

Just want to wait until tomorrow to see if I actually feel well enough. This virus is a really tricky bastard. One day I feel okay....the next terrible....the next, okay. So strange. And no, I am not pregnant.

Just sick. And mad about it. And glad that tomorrow is a new (non Christmas, non stomach flu) week.

Gotta run, E is faking a sore throat to score an ice pop. "Ouchie. Ouchie. My froat hurts. I think a popsicle make me feel better, mommy."

Maybe I will try one, too.

Some Christmas pics.

My sister and Alice. One of them is drooling chocolate from her mouth.

My favorite present. My mom had this made for Alice, the Hi-Ya Baby, as E calls her.

E resting on an Annabelle pillow.

My dad shaking some sense into the Hi-Ya Baby.

Christmas dinner. Alice was replaced by a bottle of wine. Wine doesn't yell at us. :)


The Chapples said...

Oh yuck, Kate! What a bummer for you! I hope this week is a much healthier one for you.

FWIW, there are no signs that it was even Christmas here except for the new toys. Tree is gone, boxes taken the the recycling center, no more wreaths up, etc. I am always ready for Spring on December 26th.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Hope you are feeling better! That Christmas sweater at the bottom is hysterical (I hope it was meant to be funny).

Kate Parker said...

Yes, that's my brother in law. He buys a (female) Christmas sweater every year on ebay. This one had a set of antlers that I unfortunately missed with my camera.

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